Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets - 12/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (9-14) at Minnesota Timberwolves (9-14)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -5.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves play host to the Denver Nuggets tonight at the Target Center.
The Timberwolves have won just one of their last seven games and will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after falling to the Suns in a 108-101 defeat on Sunday. Zach LaVine led the team in scoring with 28 points in just 26 minutes off the bench, Kevin Martin added 19 points while Andrew Wiggins had 13 points but the Wolves simply shot themselves in the foot with 25 turnovers which led to 43 points for the Suns. Minnesota have really been struggling on defense lately, allowing an average of 112 points in their last five games and their only win was by one point over the lowly Lakers. Minnesota is now just 9-14 on the season and 6-5 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Nuggets have won four of their last five and could make it three straight wins after beating the Rockets by 114-108 last night. Will Barton led the scoring with 23 points, Gary Harris added 21 points while Danilo Gallinari had 15 as the Nuggets shot a healthy 51 percent from the field. The Nuggets outscored the Rockets 62-36 in the paint and won the rebounding battle by 52-26 so if it weren't for a late barrage of threes from the Rockets, this game would've been an absolute blowout. With the win, Denver improves to 10-15 overall and 5-7 at home where they had lost four straight before their last two wins.
In ATS trends, the Nuggets are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 road games, while the Wolves are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the Nuggets are 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Minnesota and the road team is 25-7-1 ATS in the last 33 meetings.
The Wolves have opened as favorites but I can definitely smell an upset after what I saw from the Nuggets from the last week and especially last night. This one should go down to the wire so I'm taking the Nuggets with the points for sure.